Click on the thumbnails below or scroll down to read a comic written by Paul Buhle and myself, and illustrated by me, which uses the career of the Yiddish literary critic Baruch Rivkin to talk about some great Yiddish writers and poets who worked in the US, mostly New York, between 1890 and 1940. The comic appears in a new anthology of comics about Yiddish culture, largely written by the late great Harvey Pekar, published in October 2011 by Abrams. The phrase in the title "shrayber un arbeter" (writers and workers) is meant to convey that most of these writers worked in rough jobs to support themselves, and were concerned with issues of work, poverty, socialism and anarchism.

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